Online Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 14, 2023

Welcome to the Online Privacy Policy of the IAVI Fellowship (referred to as “Fellowship,” “we”, or “our”). We aim to provide transparent information about what data we collect online and how we use it. We may update or modify this Privacy Policy in the future, and we will post any changes on our website with the date of the most recent amendments.

We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy to stay informed regularly. By using our site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please note that the IAVI Fellowship offers our website to visitors worldwide for informational purposes and to support our charitable mission, subject to the IAVI Fellowship Terms of Use, which can be found on our website.

I. Information We Collect

As visitors navigate through our website https://iavifellowship.org.za, we automatically collect
certain information. This includes your IP address, a number assigned to your computer when you
use the internet. We use this information to help manage and improve the website, track visitor
movement, and gather demographic data to enhance your experience. Additionally, we use cookies
to identify your browser, personalise content, and track visitor traffic patterns. Cookies cannot
access any other data on your computer or capture your email address. You can choose to accept or reject cookies and still browse our website. However, accepting cookies allows us to personalise
your experience on the site.

II. Information Third Parties Collect

DTHF’s website may provide links to other websites, but we want to clarify that we do not endorse or have any affiliation with the owners or sponsors of these sites. DTHF is not responsible for the content or information these third-party websites collect. When you browse or link to these sites, they may collect information about you through technologies like cookies. We do not monitor or control these practices, so we recommend reviewing the privacy policies of any third-party sites before providing personal information.

III. Children’s Privacy

Our website, https//iavifellowship.org.za, does not collect information from individuals under 13.
We do not intend to solicit any information from children under 13.

IV. How Do We Use Your Information?

The IAVI Fellowship only uses Personal Data in furtherance of its charitable purpose and to facilitate the functions outlined in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use found on IAVI Fellowship IAVI Fellowship’s website, including, without limitation, sending you subscriptions and information you have chosen to receive (with your consent); furthering our charitable purpose by contacting donors (for our legitimate interests); processing job applicant information; and for informational and educational purposes.

If you are in the European Union, we will only collect and/or process your Personal Data through our Website if we have at least one legal basis for doing so under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which legal bases include: you have given your consent for a specific purpose; it is necessary to perform a contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you; it is necessary for our legitimate interests and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests; it is necessary to protect someone’s vital interest; or if it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation.

We ensure we process your Personal Data accurately and keep it up-to-date. If any of your Personal Data becomes inaccurate, we will erase or correct it promptly as required by the purpose for which it is being processed. Occasionally, we ask you to confirm the accuracy of your Personal Data. We only process the minimum amount of Personal Data necessary for the purposes outlined in this Policy and for the shortest duration required to fulfil those purposes.

V. How Do We Protect Your Information?

We are confident in keeping your Personal Data safe and secure. Our authorised staff and agents are the only ones with access to your information, and we never share, rent, trade, or sell your data to third parties. Even in rare cases where legal obligations require us to disclose your information, we take the necessary steps to ensure compliance.

To ensure the safety of your information, we have implemented technical, physical, and administrative security measures. These measures effectively reduce the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, or modification of your data. We have also implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your Personal Data from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure, and other processing.

We understand that transmitting data over the internet comes with inherent risks, but we take all reasonable measures to protect your Personal Data. While we cannot guarantee 100% security for information transmitted over the internet, you can trust us to do everything in our power to keep
your data safe. Ultimately, you are responsible for ensuring that any Personal Data you send to us are sent securely.

VI. Your Legal Rights

We want to assure you that your Personal Data will be processed securely and in compliance with applicable laws. You have various rights under the law, such as the right to choose whether or not to provide your Personal Data to us, the right to access your Personal Data, and the right to request corrections if there are any inaccuracies.

You also have the right to request that we erase or restrict the processing of your Personal Data, the right to object to processing, and the right to transfer your data to another party. Additionally, you have the right to withdraw your consent and to file complaints with data protection authorities. To ensure your privacy rights are respected, we may need to confirm your identity first. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any inquiries regarding our policies or how we handle your Personal Data, please refer to the contact information provided in Section VII.

VII. Scope

It is important to keep in mind that our Online Privacy Policy applies only to data collected through our website and does not extend to any information obtained offline.

VIII.  Questions and Concerns

Online registrants receiving electronic and/or print communications may withdraw their consent to such communications by contacting us at Iavi.Fellowship@hiv-research.org.za.

We value your opinion. Contact us at Iavi.Fellowship@hiv-research.org.za for any questions or concerns about our policy, personal data processing, or website. We’re here to provide the best
assistance possible.